On august 3, 1777, during the siege of fort stanwix the first official u.S. Flag was flown during battle. When the news came of the adoption of a new design by congress, soldiers cut up their shirts to make the white stripes; scarlet material to form the red was secured from red flannel petticoats of officers' wives, while material for the blue union was secured from capt. Abraham swartwout's blue cloth coat.
Finish: solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, glass beads, giclee print. Ear wires are hypo-allergenic
Dimensions: hangs approx. 1.75 (gift boxed with provenance card).